DHAKA, Country’s premier bourse, Dhaka Stock
Exchange (DSE) bounced back today buoyed by emergency crisis response effort
from capital market regulator.
The broad index, DSEX closed at 3974.96 points on Thursday, last working
day of week, with a sharp jump of 371.01 points or 10.29 percent in a 30
minutes trading session due to circuit breaker system.
Besides, two selective indices, Blue Chip index, DSE30 and Shariah
index, DSES also went up by 122.37 points and 84.65 points to settle at
1325.81 points and 919.43 points respectively.
At DSE, trading started at 2:00pm, a three hours delay, and continued
until 2:30pm due to setting emergency circuit breaks on stocks by Bangladesh
Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC).
According to new circuit breaker, opening price of any listed security
will be set at the average of the closing price of immediately preceding five
trading days of March 19, 2020.
This average price calculated for each security would be considered as
the floor price and the lowest limit of the circuit breaker.
Upper limit of the circuit breaker and other conditions will remain
unchanged. This order effected from today and will remain in force until
further order, according to a BSEC circular.
Market turnover, another crucial indicator, stood at Taka 4.91 billion,
which was higher over previous day’s mark of Taka 4.29 billion.
On the DSE trading floor, a total number of 6,372 trades were executed
in today’s trading session with a trading volume of 125.49 million
Gainers took a strong lead over gainers as out of 352 issues traded, 141
securities gained price while 49 declined and 152 remained unchanged.
The market-cap of the DSE also rose to Taka 3,107 billion, from Taka
2,873 billion in the previous session.
The top ten gainers were Hakkani Pulp, GQ Ball Pen, Global Heavy
Chemical, Metro Spinning, SS Steel, Progressive Life Insurance, Central
Pharma, Rupali Life Insurance and Samata Leather.
Monno Ceramic topped the turnover chart followed by Uttara Bank, Square
Pharma, National Bank, Mercantile Bank, Aziz Pipes, Paramount Insurance,
Continental Insurance, Linde BD and International Leasing.
The top 10 losers were BIFC, Exim Bank First Mutual Fund, Delta
Spinners, International Leasing, PHP First Mutual Fund and FAS Finance.
On the other hand, port city bourse, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also
closed at red extending the bearish streak of previous day.
CSCX and CASPI declined by 105.10 points and 170.28 points to stand at
6641.32 points and 10963.40 points respectively.
At CSE, a total of 900,464 shares and mutual fund of 85 companies were
traded of which 15 issues advanced while 59 declined and 11 issues remained
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)